Robert Zubrin, PhD
Michael Laine interviews Robert Zubrin, PhD, president and founder of the Mars Society and author of Mars Direct. Zubrin describes growing up in the Apollo era with Sputnik, and Kennedy's speech as a huge inspiration in his childhood. He discusses going to school and having an epiphany and getting back into Space again as an adult. He discusses the founding of The Mars Society, the cover of Newsweek, publishing of Mars Direct and more.
Towards the end, both Laine and Zubrin pontificate on the success of Starship in catalyzing future Martian settlement.
** The original audio had major audio recording issues and this is a repaired -- but not perfect recording **
This episode was recorded on December 5th, 2022.